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Discrimnation of the disabled

Before reading on. I'm not disabled! Just to stop any confusion Razz

I'm annoyed at the fact I'm not shocked but should be at the discrimination I've come across during my application for the council yesterday.

I filled in the form and came across section 15. (GIS)
What does GIS stand for? - Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Disabled Applicants
Yes you got, positive discrimination of the disabled, and negative discrimination on non-disabled people (inc me).
This means someone who is less qualified than myself would get an interview (gauranteed) based purely on the fact that they are disabled. They could get an interview for any position without holding nay experience or qualifications, purely because they are disabled.
This does not promote [color-red]fairness[color]!

Moving on, at the end of the form is 'Recruitment Monitoring Information'
As an organisation committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality, we monitor all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Monitoring is also required under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. This information helps us to check that our recruitment and selection process is conducted as fairly as possible.

This got me all aggravated as well. My gender, ethnicity, religion and/or marital status shouldn't affect my chances. This information is used purely to select others from minority groups to make it look like they are diverse.


If you are reading this you must be bored. People don't write rants for them to be read Razz
Post below so I know who had so much time, they actually read this.

7 blog comments below

Boo hoo!
jk Razz
I think the monitoring bit is just for formalities, though the disability clause is a bit odd....
Manofgames on Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:51 pm
I have read this post so I have to post here. The world is not fair... Sad
Peterssidan on Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:47 pm
What is "the council", or "an application for the council"? Google wasn't of much help. Does it have something to do with study or housing?
MrBlueSky on Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:24 pm
tidruG on Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:03 am
Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Disabled Applicants

Maybe they din't think Guaranteed Job for Disabled Applicants . Maybe they just want to give little bit more chanses for disabled people, nothing else.
sonam on Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:24 am
mathiaus on Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:25 pm
Whats not to say that the disabled person is actually as capable as you to do the job?
Disabled people have so much discrimination against them still today that this little positive discrimation is far outweighted by the negative discrimination. I myself speak from experience, what with being classed as disabled myself.

one little note: when i was asked to become a moderator i informed Bondings of the fact that i'm sick. before accepting my role as a moderator i first wanted to see whether he was going to discriminate against me. this just goes to show how wary we are of opportunities.

wumingsden on Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:50 am

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